CENTRAL OREGON: THE PERFECT PLACE TO RIDE
From magazine spreads to filtered Instagram images, Central Oregon is making a name for itself in mountain biking. Consider this: More than 300 miles of linked single track (mountain biker talk for biking trails that are only wide enough for a single rider) is so close to town that many of the riders actually ride to the trails from town (or from one of the Bend area bike shops), where a full fleet of Trek and Santa Cruz rentals are available.) And just outside Bend, you’ll find another 700-some miles of diverse mountain bike trails with amazing scenery. Add to that Mt. Bachelor’s new lift-served downhill mountain bike park and cross country mountain bike trail system that will be ready in for Summer 2015 and, well, the “hub” of mountain biking in the U.S. is right here in Central Oregon.